Palais des congrès launches MTL Reunion


Montreal’s premier venue to showcase the “future of events”

2020 has given rise to virtual meetings and remote teams, but how are these innovations shaping the future of events? This is the question at the heart of Palais des congrès de Montreal’s MTL Reunion, a virtual conference being held on October 28, 2020, that will unite stakeholders across the meeting and events community to discuss their opportunities in the “new reality.”

“It’s a socially-distanced world right now, but organizations still want ways to collaborate, network, and share their stories,” says Robert Mercure, Palais des congrès de Montréal CEO. “The demand for meetings and events has not changed, but we need to get a little more creative about how we use technology to bring people together.”

No doubt, the risks of COVID-19 has caused many event planners to hit pause on their in-person meeting and convention plans. Yet as the Palais aims to spotlight during MTL Reunion, there are many opportunities for organizations to use digital technologies (e.g., real-time streaming, mobile apps, online tools, etc.) and hybrid models to connect their teams on a large scale.

A number of industry influencers, organizers, and innovators are slated to discuss these technologies during Palais’ event. They include Sherrif Karamat, CEO of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), who provide the event’s keynote address; as well as the following online presenters:

  • James Rees, President, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
  • David Peckinpaugh, President, Maritz Global Events
  • Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group.

The Palais will also be taking advantage of MTL Reunion to reveal the venue’s new in-house content creating solution, Palais Média Propulsion. Founded in 2020, the facility offers meeting organizers fully-equipped video and podcast studios to create digital content and host “hybrid” digital events.

“Palais Média Propulsion is a creative and flexible solution adapted to our post-COVID reality that will deliver access to exclusive content captured with the finest technology available,” says Robert Mercure. “With our new studios located in the heart of Montréal, the Palais keeps evolving and reinventing itself to proactively meet the needs of customers looking to broaden the reach of their event beyond the venue’s walls and all across the world.”

Ready or not, the future of meetings and events is here. Join the Palais online for MTL Reunion to learn about the potential of hybrid events and innovation solutions in the “new normal.”  Learn more about the event and register online.

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